Music For Autism – 19th May 2016

Newhaven, East Sussex

Using Zoltán Kodály’s approach to music to address the communication and social understanding needs of autistic individuals.

Tutor: Andrew Haveron

Location: Hilcrest Community Centre, Hillcrest Road, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 9LH

Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm

A practical, fun, informative and “non-intimidating” one day workshop – previous musical skills not required
This enjoyable workshop will aim to demonstrate the importance of using music to develop learners’ communication, social and musicianship skills regardless of their abilities and give you, the participants, lots of ideas to use in your respective settings.
It will make particular reference to the effectiveness of the method devised by the Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály, of unconscious learning, through the medium of traditional rhymes, songs and games and will cover the key areas of pulse, rhythm and pitch.
As well as giving an overview of autism, the course will refer to and illustrate the link between music and the key areas of development of the child and how music can be used to address “gaps” in stages of development.
By the end of the workshop, all participants should have more awareness of their own musical skills, understand the importance of choosing appropriate repertoire carefully for specific communication purposes, have a clear understanding of Kodály’s “process of learning” and feel confident in leading their own musical sessions in their respective settings.
Handouts will be available and there will be a Q&A session at the end.

Cost: £65

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About Andrew
Andrew is a an experienced and fully qualified teacher and a member of the British Kodály Academy. Having been Head of Music in mainstream comprehensives, he took a break to train in community arts with InterAction in Milton Keynes and then to work as a freelance musical director, performer and composer. On his return to teaching, he diversified to work as music coordinator in specialist ASD schools and is presently responsible for music at Northease Manor School in Sussex – a specialist school for students with dyslexia and associated learning needs.

Kodály In The Klassroom – 14th and 15th May 2016

Luton, Bedfordshire

A practical weekend workshop on the application of the Kodály principles to classroom music teaching (Early Childhood and KS1 – easily adapted for KS2)

Tutor: Len Tyler

Location: Tennyson Road Primary School, Tennyson Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3RS

Who is this workshop for?
Anyone interested in classroom music teaching (preschool and primary). There is no need to be a music reader. This workshop is also suitable for instrumental teachers who want learn the Kodaly principles. Very useful for “whole class” teaching.

What will the course feature?
• Use of the basic Kodaly principles.
• Lots of songs, routines, and handouts.
• Examples of easy to produce resources.
• Loads of practical ideas (all tried and tested)

Comments from previous delegates
• Everything was marvelous and extremely useful
• All very exciting as my first experience of music teacher training. Loved the practical exercises
• Having done pre-school music for the last 10 years, and being a professional musician there were surprisingly quite a few things that I hadn’t thought about
• So many great ideas. It was all useful to me
• Len was excellent in how he explained the course. Good to listen to and very precise. I enjoyed it immensely.
• I found Len very inspiring and helpful.

£100 (including £25 per day per person discount under the “bring a friend” scheme – otherwise £150)
Single day attendance by arrangement (£80/£55)

Kodaly in the Klassroom Luton May 2016 Application Form

For more details
Phone: 01276 504666

BKA Supported Courses are set up independently by highly skilled and experienced BKA members under the auspices of the BKA. The course fee includes a BKA registration fee which the student can redeem as a voucher for the same amount if attending another regular BKA-run course within one calendar year (i.e. within the next twelve months). Alternatively, the amount of the fee can be redeemed against one or more year’s membership of the BKA starting from the 1 July 2016.